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Groundbreaking anti-violence program extended

Office of the Premier<p>July 6, 2018 11:11 AM<p>To provide better health care for a growing region of the province, the B.C. government has greenlit a new …

Status quo on mental health unacceptable

To the editor:<p>Re: "Urgent response centre still lost in transition," March 20.<p>article continues below<p>Trending Stories<p>The dismissive and ill-informed …

Class Notes: New school website shares information with parents

The provincial government recently launched a Discover Your School website thats meant to make it simpler for parents to get information on parent …

If you were writing Canada's immigration guide, what would it include?

Quick links<p>Customer service<p>Article text size<p>A<p>0<p>A<p>+2<p>A<p>+4<p>A<p>+6<p>The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures.<p>Having trouble viewing on mobile? Click here.<p>Loading...<p>Follow us on Twitter @globeandmail Opens in a new window<p>Report an error Editorial …

N.S. requests halt to school closures, reviews

<b>UPDATED 8:32 p.m. Wednesday</b><p>EDUCATION MINISTER Ramona Jennex has asked the province’s school boards to halt school closures and suspend the review …

Province gets behind anti-violence program supported by BC Lions

The provincial government has committed $160,000 to an anti-violence program supported by the BC Lions.<p>Ministers Stephanie Cadieux and Shirley Bond …

BC families call for better health care for kids in crisis | The Hook, A Tyee blog.

Amanda Todd's mother and a group of parents have met with Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid in an attempt to push the Liberal government to improve …

Why are you Proud to Protect Refugees? | Canadian Council for Refugees

‘Today, as yesterday, a nation is judged by its attitude towards refugees.’<p>– Elie Wiesel (author, Nobel Peace Prize recipient)<p>Recent changes in …

Advisory group on provincial student assessment formed

Office of the Premier<p>July 6, 2018 11:11 AM<p>To provide better health care for a growing region of the province, the B.C. government has greenlit a new …

Premier announces funding to redevelop Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Office of the Premier<p>July 6, 2018 11:11 AM<p>To provide better health care for a growing region of the province, the B.C. government has greenlit a new …

Harper government appears uninterested in Chief Electoral Officer's recommendations

The Conservative government has not consulted Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, on possible changes to Canada's elections act.<p>Nor has the …

Confessions of a self-loathing boomer | http://bit.ly/14CPhiO

Former Conservative campaign worker charged in robocall affair

Stephen Maher<p>Glen McGregor, Ottawa Citizen<p><div class="story-credit-updated">Published: April 2, 2013, 4:47 pm</div> <div …

Conservative campaign worker Sona charged in robocall probe

Former Conservative campaign worker Michael Sona is facing a charge under the Canada Elections Act following an investigation into mysterious …

RMR: New from the Binsdale Mint

Desertification is too important for Canada to ignore

The federal government recently pulled out of an important global treaty: the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. It’s aimed at fighting …

How to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse - Infographic

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and this <b>How to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse</b> infographic from Parenting Safe Children shows you how to keep your …

Meat inspectors may be missing deadly contamination » http://bit.ly/16uJkTE "Late last year federal officials issued a public health alert after potentially contaminated tenderized steaks were shipped into the U.S. from Canada. In the new report issued late Friday, auditors said the USDA failed to conduct adequate testing on those products. Several years ago, however, USDA officials themselves had begun urging the meat industry to voluntarily label the products after their studies showed a higher risk of E. coli contamination." - Mike McGraw, Kansas City Star. ᐰ FOOD SAFETY CUT BY HARPER , INTERNATIONAL FOOD INSPECTORS DENIED __________________________________________ Food-safety workers among hardest-hit by Harper budget cuts > http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/food-safety-workers-among-hardest-hit-by-harper-budget-cuts/article4099513/ Harper will continue to let industry police food safety - "For the Harper government, it’s “buyer beware” when it comes to food safety. With this approach, food products in Canada should be labelled “Eat at Your Own Risk." http://www.nupge.ca/content/4141/harper-will-continue-let-industry-police-food-safety Report Card D minus Harper government fails on food safety inspection & enforcement > http://www.foodsafetyfirst.ca/the-weatherill-report/report-card/ Remember Canada listeriosis outbreak where 22 Canadians died? Canada’s food-safety inspection force will shrink by as many as 100 food inspectors — cuts the workers’ union says will have an impact on the safety of food purchased by Canadians. > http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/11/budgets-cuts-mean-100-fewer-food-safety-inspectors-in-canada/ Canada is the first developed country to face such a probe by U.N food inspectors/envoy >http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120507/United-Nations-food-Olivier-Schutter-Canada-120507/#ixzz1uhaOWbZB Harper government cabinet ministers refuse to meet UN food envoy- Several of Harper's ministers have declined requests to meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food as part of his first-ever probe of a developed country. >http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=7c8e417b-e07d-49d9-802a-9101897fa2dd Higher rate of food-borne illness in Canada than U.S. : report > http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/higher-rate-of-food-borne-illness-in-canada-than-us-report/article544606/ Canadians' food supply unsafe, CMAJ report says >http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/canadians-food-supply-unsafe-cmaj-report-says/article1207770/ "A new food safety report released by the Conference Board of Canada says rates of food-borne illnesses in Canada are higher than the United States. Canadians suffer more often from salmonella, e. coli, campylobacter and yersinia than Americans, according to the report prepared by the Centre for Food in Canada." Harper government to allow slaughterhouses to process already dead animals > http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/05/14/ottawa_to_allow_slaughterhouses_to_process_already_dead_animals.html Putting Canadians lives at risk: Harper government cuts to food inspection > http://www.psac-afpc.com/news/2013/issues/20130314-e.shtml "The Harper Conservative government has cut $56 million from the budget of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that there are now fewer food safety inspectors checking Canadians' food for contamination and other hazards. Based on projections presented by the CFIA in its Reports on Plans and Priorities for 2012-2013, over 300 full-time equivalent jobs will be cut by 2015, including 100 inspectors who have already been laid off. As a result of the cutbacks imposed to date, the number of food-safety inspectors is returning to what it was in 2008, during the Maple Leaf Foods listeriosis outbreak. This is particularly concerning, given that the official investigation into the outbreak pointed to a shortage of inspectors back then as one of the reasons for the crisis." http://www.foodsafetyfirst.ca/the-issues/ -D

First Nations Trust Fund as of March 31, 2009 information from AANDC web site

About That FN Trust<p>January 21, 2013 - Elyse Bruce<p>Before writing about how some of those continuing payment annual sums are spent for the benefit of …

Bad branding: Federal panel’s demise adds to image of clandestine governance

<i>The following opinion column was written by David McLaughlin, former president and CEO of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy:</i><p>…

Canada: all alone in a drying world

Discerning any kind of thread in Canada's foreign policy is difficult.<p><i>by John Baglow</i><p>Does Canada actually <i>have</i> a foreign policy? Alone in all the …

Poll Suggests 'Trudeau Effect' Is Already Boosting Liberals

A new poll suggests federal Liberals might already be benefiting from a "Trudeau effect," and may still have room to grow once he officially becomes …

Food safety cuts by the Harper government is putting Canadians lives at risk. Canada is the first developed country to face a probe by International food inspectors, the Harper government denied access to these inspectors. Food-safety workers among hardest-hit by Harper budget cuts > http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/food-safety-workers-among-hardest-hit-by-harper-budget-cuts/article4099513/ , http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/04/12/wdr-cfia-cuts-food-safety.html Remember Canada listeriosis outbreak where 22 Canadians died? Canada’s food-safety inspection force will shrink by as many as 100 food inspectors — cuts the workers’ union says will have an impact on the safety of food purchased by Canadians. > http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/11/budgets-cuts-mean-100-fewer-food-safety-inspectors-in-canada/ Canada is the first developed country to face such a probe by Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food >http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120507/United-Nations-food-Olivier-Schutter-Canada-120507/#ixzz1uhaOWbZB Harper government cabinet ministers refuse to meet food envoy- Several of Harper's ministers have declined requests to meet with the Special Rapporteur on the right to food as part of his first-ever probe of a developed country >http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=7c8e417b-e07d-49d9-802a-9101897fa2dd Higher rate of food-borne illness in Canada than U.S. : report > http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/higher-rate-of-food-borne-illness-in-canada-than-us-report/article544606/ "A new food safety report released by the Conference Board of Canada says rates of food-borne illnesses in Canada are higher than the United States. Canadians suffer more often from salmonella, e. coli, campylobacter and yersinia than Americans, according to the report prepared by the Centre for Food in Canada." Canadians' food supply unsafe, CMAJ report says >http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/canadians-food-supply-unsafe-cmaj-report-says/article1207770/ "Canada's food-safety system is broken, despite a massive independent investigation launched by the federal government in the wake of a deadly listeriosis outbreak, warns a new analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal." Harper will continue to let industry police food safety - "For the Harper government, it’s “buyer beware” when it comes to food safety. With this approach, food products in Canada should be labelled “Eat at Your Own Risk." http://www.nupge.ca/content/4141/harper-will-continue-let-industry-police-food-safety 'Report Card D minus for Canada' Harper government fails on food safety inspection & enforcement > http://www.foodsafetyfirst.ca/the-weatherill-report/report-card/ Harper government to allow slaughterhouses to process already dead animals > http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/05/14/ottawa_to_allow_slaughterhouses_to_process_already_dead_animals.html Putting Canadians lives at risk: Harper government cuts to food inspection > http://www.psac-afpc.com/news/2013/issues/20130314-e.shtml "The Harper Conservative government has cut $56 million from the budget of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that there are now fewer food safety inspectors checking Canadians' food for contamination and other hazards. Based on projections presented by the CFIA in its Reports on Plans and Priorities for 2012-2013, over 300 full-time equivalent jobs will be cut by 2015, including 100 inspectors who have already been laid off. As a result of the cutbacks imposed to date, the number of food-safety inspectors is returning to what it was in 2008, during the Maple Leaf Foods listeriosis outbreak. This is particularly concerning, given that the official investigation into the outbreak pointed to a shortage of inspectors back then as one of the reasons for the crisis." http://www.foodsafetyfirst.ca/the-issues/ -D

Another embarrassing week in the House

Harperites rise for two-week break hoping nation and world will forget gaffes.<p><i>by Ish Theilheimer</i><p>The last week before the House of Commons rose for a …